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Dr. Gary Garrison

Dr. Gary GarrisonGarrison

Associate Professor of Management Information Systems

Email: Dr. Gary Garrison



  • Ph.D. - The University of Mississippi, Management Information Systems
  • M.B.A. - The University of Mississippi, Management Information Systems
  • B.S. -  Missouri State University, Biology     



  • Assistant Professor of Information Systems Management, Belmont University
  • Graduate Instructor, The University of Mississippi
  • Web Developer, Travelhost Magazine of Branson
  • Food Microbiologist/Chemist, Dairy Farmers of America


  • Garrison, G., Wakefield, R. L., & Kim, S. (in press, 2015).  The Effects of IT Capabilities and Delivery Model on Cloud Computing Success and Firm Performance for Cloud Supported Processes and Operations.   International Journal of Information Technology Management.
  •  Noh, M., Lee, K., Garrison, G., & Kim, S. (2013).  The Impact of Collectivism on User Acceptance of Social Commerce (s-Commerce).   Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, 14 (3), 244-260.
  • Garrison, G. G., Kim, S., & Wakefield, R. L. (2012).  Success Factors for Deploying Cloud Computing.   Communications of the ACM, 55 (9), 62-68. 
  • Garrison, G., Harvey, M., & Napier, N. (2008).  The Role of Managerial Curiosity in Assessing Potentially Disruptive Information Technologies.  Multinational Business Review, 16 (1), 21-52.


  • Korea Association of Information Systems International Conference (2011)
  • Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award (2010)
  • Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award (2009)
  • COBA Summer Research Grant (2009)
  • Awarded with COBA's Top Researcher Award for 2008 (2008)
  • Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award (2008)
  • COBA Summer Research Grant (2008)
  • Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award (2007)
  • COBA Summer Research Grant (2007)
  • Article "Challenges to Staffing Global Virtual Teams," with M. Harvey, & M. Novicevic, ranked 14 on the ScienceDirect TOP25 Hottest Articles for 2005, ScienceDirect
  • Outstanding Scholarly Activity Award, Belmont University (2005)



Gary Garrison is an Assistant Professor of Information Systems Management at Belmont University. He received his M.B.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Mississippi in 2002 and 2005, respectively and his B.S. in Biology from Missouri State University in 1993.

Dr. Garrison’s teaching interests include Database Management, Systems Analysis and Design, Project Management, and Managing Information Systems in Business.

His research is focused on virtual team collaboration and organizational identification and adoption of disruptive technology. Dr. Garrison’s publications can be found in Information Systems Research, Information Systems Frontiers, Computers in Human Behavior, Multinational Business Review, Management Research News, among others.

He is involved in the Nashville Technology Council where he serves as a member of the Workforce and Education committee, which is responsible for creating and implementing the Turning the Tide of Technology (T3) imitative in Middle Tennessee. T3 is a joint effort of the academic and business communities for the purpose of collaborating on solutions around the key challenges of resolving the IT labor shortage in Middle Tennessee. Dr. Garrison also serves on the Metropolitan Nashville Public School’s (MNPS) Business Marketing and IT Partnership Council. This council is tasked with developing Career Academies in Metro-Nashville that will provide curriculum guidance, advocacy, industry trend information, business/school partnership recommendations, and general assistance to the academies to ensure that the students are graduating with skills that are needed for today's workforce.